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“Below-Limits Settlements Do Not Result In The Loss of Excess Coverage – Zeig Remains Guiding Precedent, Even Post-Ali,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Construction Defects Insurance

In this article, Jenner & Block Associate Adam G. Unikowsky explores issues surrounding below-limits settlements in insurance litigation.  Adam examines Zeig v. Massachusetts Bonding and Ins. Co., the leading case on the issue of below-limits settlements and the loss of excess coverage.  Eighty-five years afterZeig, Adam discusses how its reaffirmation in Ali v. Federal Ins. Co. makes clear that Zeig is still good law in the Second Circuit.